Armour Publishing Ltd specialises in books that recount the battles of World War Two at a fire fight and battle level from the perspective of the soldiers who fought in them and recorded the action in war diaries, reports and interviews. There will eventually be sixteen volumes in the Infantry Artillery and Tank Combat series.
Each volume is heavily based on original primary reference material and a few reliable secondary sources providing the ground level view of the Infantry, the AFV, Gun and OP crews whose accounts are included alongside their unit War Diaries. Accounts from the Royal Engineers, the Royal Army Service Corps and Royal Army Ordnance Corps are also included wherever possible to give greater background to events.
The accounts and narrative are supported by maps, and previously unpublished photographs wherever possible - it is not intended to reproduce already well known photographs.
Each volume will include detailed descriptions and data of the weapons and ammunition used, as well as armour (including hardness, malleability, thicknesses and inclination (obliquity)) and armour penetration information from sources including field tests against captured AFVs.
The sixteen volumes will eventually cover North Africa, Sicily, Italy and North-West Europe.
Armour Publishing Ltd has no connection with any companies outside of the United Kingdom trading under the name Armour Publishing (whether Ltd or otherwise established).
7th Armoured Division, 22nd Guards Brigade and 4th Indian Division in combat with the Afrika Korps and units of the Ariete and Trento Divisions in
Operations BREVITY, SKORPION, BATTLEAXE and SOMMERNACHSTRAUM
May to October 1941 Infantry Artillery and Tank Combat in Libya and Egypt: Volume 2:
Volume 2 will include the same level of original detail as Volume 1 as it goes on to cover: Operation BREVITY (15th – 17th May), Unternehmen SKORPION (26th – 27th May), Operation BATTLEAXE (15th - 17th June), Unternehmen SOMMERNACHSTRAUM (14th September), and the events leading up to Operation CRUSADER.
Release Date: Summer 2018
7th Armoured Division, 22nd Armoured Brigade, 1st Army Tank Brigade, 4th Indian Division,
2nd New Zealand Division and 1st South African Division in combat with the Afrika Korps and
units of the Ariete and Trento Divisions in Operation: CRUSADER
November 1941 to March 1942 Infantry Artillery and Tank Combat in Libya and Egypt: Volume 3:
Release Date: Summer 2019
Unternehmen THESEUS the Battle of GAZALA
Unternehmen AIDA and the retreat to El Alamein
April to July 1942
Infantry Artillery and Tank Combat in Libya and Egypt: Volume 4:
Release Date: Summer 2020
The Battles of Alam el Halfa and El Alamein
August to December1942 Infantry Artillery and Tank Combat in Libya and Egypt: Volume 5:
Release Date: Summer 2021
Belgium and France 1940
North-West Europe 1944 - 1945
Photographs used courtesy of:
The Essex Regiment Museum
Telephone: 01245 605700
Mrs Gwen Payne holds the copyright of each of the above photographs.
The Mosque at Mersa Brega. Photograph used courtesy of Andrew J. Pearse.